Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas around here! There’s only 19 more days until Christmas and I can hardly believe it!  It’s sneaking up on me and I still have tons of shopping and crocheting to do before it gets here!

I had a request for a snowman top hat to use in a newborn photo shoot.  I had never made anything like this before so I turned to pinterest to look for a pattern!  I came across THIS PATTERN from Pattern Paradise! I tweaked it a little for my needs and I think it turned out cute! I can’t wait to see how it looks in pictures!

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Materials:

  • size H hook
  • size F hook
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in black
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Cranberry
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Dark Olive
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Pattern: 

Please use the original patter found HERE! I used this pattern but tweaked a few things for my needs.

  • On round 1, instead of doing 8 hdc in the magic ring, I crocheted 10 hdc in the magic ring. ( I crochet very tight.  If you are a loose crocheter, you are probably fine only crocheting 8 hdc) I continued the pattern until the band.
  • For the band
    • Row 1: ch 1 and sc in each stitch around, sl st in the first sc of the row.
    • Rows 2-5: ch 1 and hdc in each stitch around, sl st in the first hdc of the row.
  • For the Brim I followed the original pattern
  • For the Holly I used THIS PATTERN from Oombawka Designs! I used a size F hook and followed the pattern exactly!Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

This snowman top hat would make a great gift for a Christmas baby! You could also make the larger size and use it for a tree topper or a Christmas decoration in your home!

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Hot Off My Hook: Recent Crochet Projects 

Hi Crocheters!  I thought I would show you what’s been on my hook lately!

Pom Beanie

This is a favorite of mine! I love how easily it works up.  The Pom on this hat was a custom request and I LOVE how it turned out!  If you don’t have a Pom Pom Maker you are missing out! I can whip them up in no time with that little gadget!

Pom Beanie by Ramsileigh Crochet

Elf Hat

This hat is PERFECT for newborn pictures! If you know a Christmas baby, I would suggest making something like this as a gift.  The pictures always turn out so adorable! I didn’t use a pattern for this hat but I have seen several free patterns on pinterest. I am planning on writing up this pattern and posting it soon! Once again, the pom pom maker is my new best friend!

Elf Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

Anchor Hat

This little guy is so sweet.  I was asked to make this hat to match a nautical themed nursery!  I am a sucker for all things nautical (my dog is even named Harbor)! The pattern I used for the anchor is from Daisy Cottage Designs! THIS LINK takes you to her pattern for a sweet matching nautical baby blanket! I used THIS ANCHOR APPLIQUE PATTERN for the hat but instead of using a size H hook, I used a size F hook.

Anchor Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

Cubs Inspired Hat

Remember that one time the Cubs won the world series?  I knew I had to make a hat for all the little cub fans out there!  For the letter C, I used THIS PATTERN from Moogly! You can find FREE PATTERN links to the entire alphabet! I outlined the C in white and added some bear ears and a tiny bow! I think it turned out pretty cute!

Cubs Inspired Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

Which one of these projects is your favorite? I would love to know what projects you have been working on!

Happy Crocheting!,

Ramsi Leigh

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

I have been trying to find Summer crochet patterns to share with you now that it’s getting warmer! I shared a pattern for some seashell coasters with you a few weeks ago!  I was browsing Pinterest and found this simple pattern for some cotton dish cloths and I LOVE the way they turned out!  You can find the pattern HERE!

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

Materials:

  • Worsted weight COTTON yarn! I prefer I Love This Cotton yarn by Hobby Lobby
  • I hook
  • H hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

For my starting chain I use a size I hook and then switch to a size H hook to complete the rest of the pattern.  This helps the dishcloth to be the same tightness on both ends.  My dish cloths came out to be an 8×8 square!

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

I absolutely love the texture that this simple pattern gives me!  These cotton dish cloths are great for washing dishes and wiping down counter tops!  They have also held up great in the washing machine!

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

I made some “crocheted with love” labels for mine!

Here are a few similar labels I found on Pinterest! You can download them for FREE:

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Spring Chick Hat {Free Pattern}

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

 Spring has sprung! I’m loving the warmer weather and wanted to share a festive spring pattern with you! This little chick hat was really easy to make and would make the perfect hat for a spring baby! This pattern is for size 0-3 months.  You can take the pattern for the beak and place it on any size hat if you needed the hat to be a bigger size.

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Materials: 

  • I hook
  • Worsted weight yarn (for this project I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in the color ocean)
  • Black buttons (2)
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • dc: double crochet
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • ch: chain
  • sc2tog: single crochet 2 together

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Hat: (0-3 month size)

Make a magic ring

Round 1: Crochet 11 dc in ring.  Tighten ring and join with a sl st.

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch (counts as 2 dc), 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st in first dc.

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch* (repeat from * to *) sl st in first dc

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, sl st in first dc.

Round 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 7 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, sl st in first dc.

Round 6-12: Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in each stitch around.  Sl st in first dc.

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in same stitch and each stitch around.  Sl st in first sc. Fasten off and weave in yarn ends.

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Beak: 

Ch 5

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and all remaining chains (4 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn. sc2tog twice.

Row 3: ch 1, turn. sc in 2 stitches

Row 4: ch 1, turn. sc2tog

Row 5: ch 1, turn. 1 sc.

leave a long tail for sewing

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Assembly:

  • Sew beak and buttons on hat to make a birdie face!
  • Cut 4 strands of yarn about 6 inches long and pull through a dc stitch on the top of the hat.  Tie in a knot to make the “hair” and trim the yarn to the desired length.

I would love to see how your chick hats turn out! You can share them with me on my Facebook Page or tag me on Instagram @ramsileigh_crochet!

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Sea Shell Coasters {Free Pattern} 

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}

I have been looking to do some Summer projects now that the weather is starting to warm up! My family ADORES the beach! We go every Summer for a week and have a blast.  My mom has decorated the entire house with beach decor.  I thought these sea shell coasters would make a perfect addition!

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}For this pattern I crocheted with two strands of cotton yarn to make the coasters extra absorbent.  For these coasters I used Peaches and Creme cotton yarn.  If you’re looking for a quick project, this pattern works up in only 3 rows!  These sea shell coasters would make a great gift for a beach lover.
Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}Materials:

  • 2 skeins of cotton yarn
  • Size I hook
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • tr: treble crochet
  • dtr: double treble crochet

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}

Pattern: 

Row 1: Make a magic ring and ch 1, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 8 dc inside ring. Do not join.

Row 2: 2 dc in next 4 stitches, 2 tr in the next 6 stitches, 2 dtr in the next 2 stitches

Row 3: 2 dtr in the next 8 stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}I would love to see your finished sea shell coasters!  You can share them on my Facebook Page or tag me on Instagram using @ramsileigh_crochet!  What Summer projects are you working on?

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh